Roads

Government to penalise companies for ‘plague of potholes’

13/05/2022

The Government will introduce new measures to penalise companies responsible for leaving potholes on the roads after carrying out street works.

England’s poorest areas hit hardest by austerity

03/05/2022

Residents living in England’s most deprived areas were hit hardest by the largest local authority spending cuts during a decade of austerity, think tank says.

Council resurfaces road using recycled car tyres

21/04/2022

A new technique that uses recycled car tyres to resurface roads has been used in Lancashire for the first time, the county council has confirmed.

Nearly 40% of electorate prioritising affordable housing in local elections

21/04/2022

Four in 10 Britons say affordable decent housing needs to be improved ahead of the local elections, a new poll reveals.

Councils pay out £12m in pothole compensation

13/04/2022

Councils and road authorities paid out more than £12m in compensation to motorists whose cars were damaged by potholes between 2018 and 2021, research reveals.

DfT launches £30m competition to drive local highways decarbonisation

07/04/2022

DfT has launched the second round of the Live Labs competition, which is aimed at supporting projects to decarbonise local highways infrastructure.

Councils face over £12bn pothole backlog

22/03/2022

Local authority highway departments are struggling to patch up local roads and face a backlog of pothole repairs worth billions, an annual survey has revealed.

Scottish local road backlog 'close to £1.7bn'

15/03/2022

Scottish government has insisted it provides enough funding for councils after the cost of repairing the country’s local roads was estimated at almost £1.7bn.

Rod Stewart video prompts warning about DIY pothole repairs

14/03/2022

Essex County Council has urged residents not to try and fix potholes themselves after Sir Rod Stewart was filmed carrying out repairs.

Pothole breakdowns hit record high

14/01/2022

RAC’s patrols attended over 10,000 pothole-related breakdowns last year – the equivalent of 27 every single day and the highest annual total since 2018.

Reading council leads on £3.3m project to transform station

18/08/2021

Works for major improvements to Reading West Station began this week with roadworks on the Oxford Road to make space for a brand new station building.

Shapps announces £15m congestion and pothole scheme

13/08/2021

Transport Secretary Grant Shapps today announced a multimillion-pound scheme to improve traffic signals and explore the use of drones to help fix local roads.

Councils can issue traffic fines from December

15/06/2021

Powers to enforce moving traffic offences will not be extended to local authorities in England outside London until the end of the year, a Department for Transport (DfT) minister has said.

Swindon wins again on Eastern Village infrastructure cash

17/05/2021

Swindon BC has scooped another tranche of roads cash for the New Eastern Villages development, with the DfT allocating a further £11.6m to supporting works.

Cost to fix pothole-ridden local roads £10.24bn

31/03/2021

The estimated one-time cost to get local roads in England and Wales back into a ‘reasonable, steady state’ is £10.24bn, according to this year’s ALARM survey.

Council chiefs warn of ‘chronic need’ for bridge repair funding

02/03/2020

Local leaders have said there is a ‘chronic need’ for investment in local roads in response to a report on the number of substandard road bridges in Britain.

Councils awarded share of £93m fund to repair potholes

02/03/2020

Local authorities are to be awarded a share of a multi-million pound funding pot to repair roads and bridges, the Government has announced.

Councils urged to apply for £120,000 local road fund

17/09/2019

Local authorities are today being urged to apply for a new grant fund aimed at improving the safety of local roads.

TfN submits £700m proposals for National Roads Fund

21/08/2019

Transport for the North has submitted £700m bids to the National Roads Fund, including 12 schemes for the major road network and four for large local majors.

Grayling warned £350m local roads fund is ‘not enough’

22/07/2019

Council chiefs have told the Government a recently announced £350m funding boost to help improve local roads is not an alternative to long-term investment.

Funding cuts could have paid for eight million pothole repairs, council chiefs say

08/07/2019

Council leaders have called for more cash after calculating money cut from road funding budgets over the last decade could have fixed millions of potholes.

London roads backlog hits £1bn

04/06/2019

The road maintenance backlog in London has hit more than £1bn for the first time, as boroughs concede they are presiding over a state of managed decline.

Grayling orders councils to stop 'bamboozling' pedestrians

23/04/2019

Transport secretary Chris Grayling has ordered councils to stop 'bamboozling' pedestrians by putting up road signs using metric measurements.

Budget 2018: Cash for care could be swallowed up by rates relief

28/10/2018

Chancellor Phillip Hammond is expected to announce nearly a billion pounds for social care in an austerity-busting budget later today.

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